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A lot of the age discrimination is an exaggeration

I think there's only a small cultural bias towards youth and a lot of the age discrimination is an exaggeration. Lots of laid off people I've worked with who had 35+ years under their belt can be entitled and are often cruising by. They're the same... read more
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IBM Canada co-location is in the works.

They are asking people what accommodation requests they need should they work from an office location. The problem is the communication is really poor - managers are trying to ask these questions without letting the cat out of the bag too soon or... read more
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Back to the office 5 Days/Week at 3600 Steeles?

I've heard some teams have been told that they will be told to stop working from home and start coming into the office 5 days/week, possibly starting as early as the beginning of May. Rumors about this have kicked around for so long that I had... read more
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Mileniums run

If you are a recent graduate run from IBM, it will not be a good experience. There will be no training, your peers will be over-worked, the client knows that IBM is over-charging for your services and the environment is toxic and sterile. After many... read more
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Steady decline of GTS

I think the most poorly managed section of IBM is GTS. We see a lot of unworthy people in top positions. Employees who doesn't have any skills on the product are hired from bench or other teams. What's worse is they are not even groomed. A few good... read more
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Folks, pay attention

The new IBM CFO made his plans plain on the earnings call. These are his words. The Z mainframe cycle is coming to an end, as it has run it’s course, and we expect headwinds as the year continues. IBM took a 610 million charge to make their numbers... read more
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More IBM layoffs

Another big RA in GBS this week, including me (quite surprised), 3 years at IBM the second time around. Also heard many CBD'ers cut, so not sure how pervasive it was, but think significant after another earnings miss this week. Getting 90 days, then... read more
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Does Trump Spell End of ‘Era of Compliance’?

Tom Fox: Companies will continue to invest in AI. In every deferred-prosecution agreement there is a requirement companies use evolving international and industry standards. Companies such as Facebook, IBM and others are beginning to incorporate AI... read more
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Being laid off ahead of a promotion

So everyone who I spoke with who is getting laid off is in an almost identical position as I am: they are all set for promotion in 3 months, or have just been promoted. We are guessing that they are only getting rid of people who are inline for... read more
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Customers once thought IBM was special!

IBM's professional and ethical demeanor as well as the breadth of offerings ensured that one could get an audience with a company’s CEO. And with so many “solutions” there was always a reason to call on a variety of executives to talk about their... read more
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RTP layoffs

Just wanted to start a thread... Chime in if you have any RA news to share... All groups, IBM Software, Global Technology Services (GTS), Global Business Services (GBS), Systems Technology, Retail Solutions, Finance, Integrated Supply Chain... read more
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Digital Business Group (DBG) Resource Action

VS did not work. So they are moving HARD to cut heads, deep and wide... No expressions of Interest (EOI) submissions have been received and I can confirm to you… that we have not been able to meet our business objectives through the voluntary... read more
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Break the veil of exit agreements

Is there a possibility that someone can break the veil of exit agreements that required no legal action (or only via arbitration)? Could this be applied to one who left "voluntarily" after being given an RA notice? Especially given the ProPublica... read more
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Old vs New

As someone in the under 30 bracket working on a mainframe product, this whole "cut the 'old heads' and replace with new talent" thing is ridiculously stupid. The executives don't seem to realize how much of this just plain isn't taught in schools... read more
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Canada - please contact

I’m looking to track anyone impacted by the Canada RA taking place today, April 19, 2018. The people I’ve spoken to do not have fair offers and we are looking to gather more evidence and consider our options. If you wish to share please reach out to... read more
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Just a week after a major RA

Vice President of Worldwide SaaS Sales sents an email to software sales folks: "IBM has 169 SaaS roles to fill with some in almost every GEO and Market. Finding them and referring them to friends is as easy as 1,2,3. Visit the IBM Referrals Tool and... read more
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Layoffs at IBM Canada today

I heard that the Mainframe Software manager had to let go 3 head count (she only has a team of 6 or 7) and the Middle Market Analytics manager had to cut 2 people.
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Dear Ginni!

Dear Ginni: At IBM only cronies are allowed to walk out of meetings. The rest are under threat of insubordination for speaking their minds. You have unwittingly encouraged bullies over five years, instead of creative thinkers. For a change, why don't... read more
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Major GBS CBD and B7 layoffs - Anyone have advice?

I've been in the CBD (Consulting by Degrees) Program for a little over two years now. I am 3 months out from promotion to band 7. I was just informed that I am getting terminated in three months, and will be given one month of severance. I have now... read more
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Long history

The first IBM layoff I was involved with was in 1993. For 25 years IBM has been terrorizing its employees as it wanders aimlessly from one failed idea to the next. 25 years of clueless leadership should be enough. Sack them all and start over.
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The Numbers Just Aren’t Good Enough for IBM Stock

This is a weak and only weakening story. At $150, IBM stock is more appropriately priced than at $160 and up. But I’m not comfortable buying this name until it dips further, preferably to the sub-$130 range as it did in early 2016. Until then, I... read more
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Layoffs already being mentioned

We were right to fear the quarterly results. Articles are already announcing layoffs. This announcement follows expectations of layoffs as IBM, under its Chief Executive Ginni Rometty, tries to offset declines from its legacy businesses... read more
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IBM Reports Higher Revenue, Profit Down

But several analysts expect the mainframe cycle to tail off by the end of the year, creating a challenge for > IBM to maintain its momentum, especially since hardware sales tend to also have a beneficial effect on revenue in other divisions. Toni... read more
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Up or down?

Some of today’s numbers were up, but down “adjusted for currency”. So which number is the real one?
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Not this time IBM

IBM's desperate attempts to hide its failing business through accounting magic have come to an end. Today's "Beat" was caught by the markets. Now we know the true purpose of Trump's tax cuts, which was to prop up failing corporations just a bit... read more
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IBM over payment threats

I was on transition to retirement and had agreed to leave voluntarily by march 31 2018. I found another position and left in mid january. I was nicer than my instincts and gave notice via workday as opposed to letting them figure out I wasn't showing... read more
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Is IBM On Anyone's IT Roadmap?

As I've mentioned on this site before, IBM is rarely considered by companies planning their IT future directions. People in IT know you're taking a risk with any software, services or cloud solution they pedal. They're continuing to mask exactly... read more
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